GENESEO, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men's soccer team battled back from a two goal deficit Friday night to host SUNY Geneseo, but fell short as they dropped the non-conference tilt with the Knights by a 2-1 final in Geneseo.
With the loss, the Mustangs drop to 0-3 at the start of the young season.
Senior Cody Gaines (Hoosick Falls, N.Y.) recorded the loss in net, making six stops, five of which came in the first half of action.
Geneseo posted their first score just 5:38 into the contest off a penalty kick, as Morrisville State was whistled for a handball in the box.
They increased their lead to two in the 63rd minute with an unassisted tally from eight meters out, before the Mustangs cut the lead to one with their own penalty kick goal at the 66:35 mark.
Julian Rodriguez (Bronx, N.Y.) converted the penalty shot after being taken down in the box by the Geneseo defense.
Morrisville State returns to the pitch on Wednesday, hosting Utica College in a 7:30 p.m. home opening contest under the lights on Drake Field.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.